2020 | Professional

MUSE Design Awards Silver Winner

'TIZ' TECHNOLOGY & INFORMATICS ZONE HDQS, TURKEY

Entrant Company

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Vefik Alp, Alp, Architect Urbanist

Category

Architectural Design - Institutional

Client's Name

Ministry of Industry and Technology, Turkey

Country / Region

Turkey

MULTIFUNCTIONAL HDQ’S

‘TIZ’ TECHNOLOGY & INFORMATICS ZONE

Gebze; Kocaeli, Turkey

2015



The 10.000 m2 Multifunctional HDQ’S ‘TIZ’ Technology & Informatics Zone in Gebze, Kocaeli houses the the administrative offices of the ensemble. It possesses nine levels above and two basements below ground and is positioned on a dominating hill near the Gulf shore and enjoys unobstructed views onto the Campus and the Marmara Sea. The top of the hill is planned as the ‘Administrative Forum’ and comprises the five-star Guest’s Hotel, the International Congress Hall and the Museum of Science and Technology, all surrounding a circular ceremonial plaza..

The Multifunctional HDQ’S is composed of 2 rectangular and 1 circular blocks gathered around an eight-floor high atrium culminated by a bridge-like dining hall. The 3 blocks of different heights and forms are responsible for the vibrant interplay of geometries as witnessed in the collision of the three-level rectangular block with the two-level circular one. The latter posed on a circle of three-floor high circular columns canopies the entrance, penetrates the atrium and carries reflections of the Turkish-Ottoman architecture in opposition to the high-tech style of the whole. As implied by its representativeness the circular block is dedicated to the top administration..

The transparent atrium-foyer allows spectacular views of the Izmit Gulf Suspension Bridge, one of the longest of the World. A two-level annex rectangular block connected with a passover to the main structure contains the Technical Affairs Department. The underground levels of the Multifunctional HDQ’S are devoted to car parking and mechanical facilities.

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